lithotomy

noun
li·​thot·​o·​my | \ li-ˈthä-tə-mē How to pronounce lithotomy (audio) \
plural lithotomies

Definition of lithotomy

: surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a stone

First Known Use of lithotomy

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lithotomy

Late Latin lithotomia, from Greek, from lithotomein to perform a lithotomy, from lith- + temnein to cut — more at tome

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“Lithotomy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lithotomy. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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lithotomy

noun
li·​thot·​o·​my | \ lith-ˈät-ə-mē How to pronounce lithotomy (audio) \
plural lithotomies

Medical Definition of lithotomy

: surgical incision of the urinary bladder for removal of a calculus

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